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The type of compression can be chosen for each channel individually, making
two different compressors available at the push of a button.
A switchable semi automation that always provides perfect attack and
release on the basis of the values set by the user � even with complex
The Niveau Filter is specialized in forming the tonal characteristics of a
track very effectively without much of an effort.
The alpha compressor features on-board frequency selective compression.
This avoids complex routings in favor of an effective workflow.
Also available directly on the unit: the direct and the compressed signal
can be blended in any desired relation by simply turning the mix
The direct and the processed signal can be monitored individually or
together by the push of a button in each channel (left & right or mid &
Soft Clip Limiter
Tames short and loud transients and smoothens the signal peaks, providing
additional headroom and loudness if needed.
Instead of the switchable Transformer circuit of the hardware, the alpha
plugin offers a different kind of nice and effective signal coloration.
Each channel of the hardware alpha compressor features an additional
transformer that can be switched into the signal chain after the mix stage.
These are classic output transformers, but they are not used for balancing
and galvanic isolation, but as an additional means of sound shaping.
We have decided to approach this in a little different way with the
software version. Here you get something similar to the Warm function known
from the museq: a slew rate limiter which alters the frequency spectrum,
harmonics and transient response.
Because of the mastering approach of the alpha compressor, this feature is
much more of a subtle audio shaping feature than a glaring sound effect,
but it's certainly nice to add a little bit of color to a signal which
might otherwise seem to be too clean
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